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Hikaru Utada – SIX CATALOG TRACKS: ‘First Love’, ‘Distance’, ‘DEEP RIVER’, ‘ULTRA BLUE’, ‘HEART STATION’, ‘Ghost’

180g VINYL REISSUES TO FREE THE AUGUST 12

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The first six albums in the catalog of from Japan best singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada will be released in LP format in the United States via UMe on August 12. Albums include First Love (1999), Remote (2001), DEEP RIVER (2002), ULTRA BLUE (2006), HEART STATION (2008) and Phantom (2016) and can be pre-ordered, HERE.

Hikaru Utada – SIX CATALOG TRACKS: ‘First Love,’ ‘Distance,’ ‘DEEP RIVER,’ ‘ULTRA BLUE,’ ‘HEART STATION,’ ‘Ghost’

After a sensational debut with the single “Automatic/time will tell”, Hikaru Utadathe first album of First love (released in 1999) established the new record as the best-selling album in from Japan history, and the record has not been broken since.

Of the eight studio albums that Hikaru Utada has released to date and was released on LP recently in Japanthe first six will be released in the United States on August 12. This is the first ever vinyl release of three of the albums, ULTRA BLUE, HEART STATION, and Phantom.

Each of the six albums will be a 180g double LP, and the first five albums will come with a bonus track.

First love
180g 2LP
2014 Remastered by Ted Jensen in Sterling Sound, NY
96kHz/24bit master

Disc 1 / Side A

  1. Automatique

  2. move on without you

  3. In my room

  4. First love

Disc 1 / Side B

  1. Amai Wana – Paint it black

  2. time will tell us

  3. Never give up

Disc 2 / Side A

  1. B&C -Album Version-

  2. Another chance

  3. Interlude

  4. Give me a reason

Disc 2 / Side B

  1. Automatic -Johnny Vicious Remix-

  2. First Love -John Luongo Remix- [bonus track]

Distance
180g 2LP
2018 Remastered by Ted Jensen in Sterling Sound, NY
96kHz/24bit master

Disc 1 / Side A

  1. Wait & See -Risk-

  2. Can you keep a secret?

  3. DISTANCE

Disc 1 / Side B

  1. Sun glasses

  2. Drama

  3. Eternally

Disc 2 / Side A

  1. Addicted to You [UP-IN-HEAVEN MIX]

  2. For you

  3. Kettobase!

  4. Parody

Disc 2 / Side B

  1. time limit

  2. Kotoba ni Naranai Kimochi

  3. HAYATOCHI-REMIX

  4. Hayatochiri [bonus track]

DEEP RIVER
180g 2LP
2018 Remastered by Ted Jensen in Sterling Sound, NY
96kHz/24bit master

Disc 1 / Side A

  1. SAKURA DROPS

  2. traveling

  3. Shiawase ni Narou

Disc 1 / Side B

  1. deep river

  2. Letters

  3. Play ball

Disc 2 / Side A

  1. TOKYO NIGHTS

  2. as quickly as possible

  3. Usomitai na i love you

Disc 2 / Side B

  1. FINAL DISTANCE

  2. Bridge (Interlude)

  3. Hikari

  4. Simple and clean [bonus track]

ULTRA-BLUE
180g 2LP (first time on LP)
2018 Remastered by Ted Jensen in Sterling Sound, NY
96kHz/24bit master

Disc 1 / Side A

  1. It’s love

  2. keep trying

  3. BLUE

Disc 1 / Side B

  1. Nichiyou no Asa

  2. Make love

  3. Darekano Negaiga Kanaukoro

Disc 2 / Side A

  1. COLORS

  2. One night magic feat. Yamada Masashi

  3. Cairo

  4. WINGS

Disc 2 / Side B

  1. Be My last

  2. Eclipse (interlude)

  3. Passion

  4. Sanctuary (Opening) [bonus track]

HEART STATION
180g 2LP (first time on LP)
2018 Remastered by Ted Jensen in Sterling Sound, NY
96kHz/24bit master

Disc 1 / Side A

  1. Fight the blues

  2. HEART STATION

  3. Beautiful world

Disc 1 / Side B

  1. Flavor of Life -Ballad Version-

  2. stay gold

  3. kiss and cry

Disc 2 / Side A

  1. Sweet Beast Interlude

  2. To celebrate

  3. prisoner of love

  4. Take 5

Disc 2 / Side B

  1. Boku Wa Kuma

  2. Nijiro Bus

  3. taste of life

  4. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) – 2007 MIX [bonus track]

Phantom
180g 2LP (first time on LP)
Mastered by Tom Coyne in Sterling Sound, NY
96kHz/24bit master

Disc 1 / Side A

  1. Michi

  2. Ore no Kanojo

  3. Hanataba Wo Kimini

Disc 1 / Side B

  1. Nijikan dake no vacation

  2. Ningyo

  3. Tomodachi

Disc 2 / Side A

  1. Manatsu No Tooriame

  2. Kouya No Ookami

Disc 2 / Side B

  1. Boukyaku with KOHH

  2. Jinsei Saikou no salvation

  3. Sakura Nagashi

ON Hikaru Utada

Hikaru Utadathe first single from “Automatic/time will tell” was released on December 9, 1998 and sold over two million copies, catapulting them to top artist status at the age of 15. Their first album, First lovereleased a few months later and marked the highest number of CDs sold in Japan, a record unmatched to date. All of their subsequent albums topped the charts. The 2007 single “Flavor Of Life” set a world record for most digital downloads. They announced a hiatus from their music career in 2010 to focus on their “人間活動/ningen katsudo/career as a person”, or personal growth, returning to their music career in April 2016 with the singles “Hanataba Wo Kimini” and “Manatsu No Tooriame”. Their sixth studio album Phantom followed in September 2016 to great success in both Japan and overseas with a No. 1 on the Oricon charts spanning four consecutive weeks for the first time, a No. 3 on the US iTunes chart and over 1 million total units in CD sales and digital downloads. Since March 2017they have been with Epic Records Japan, a division of Sony Music Labels Inc. The year 2018 saw the release of their 7th album Hatsukoi on June 27marked their twentieth anniversary since their debut, and their first Japan-wide tour since the beginning of their musical career. Footage from the tour is available as a video under the title “Hikaru Utada laughing in the Dark Tour 2018.” The theme song for the video game “KINGDOM HEARTS Ⅲ”, “Face My Fears” was released as a single in 2019. The track was co-created with Skrillex and scored the first Billboard Top 100 of Utada in the US. . An EP of the single co-produced by AG Cook”One last kissand their first self-cover “Beautiful World (Da Capo Version)” released March 10, 2021, and the former counted the first time the artist reached 100 million streams. The two tracks are both themes appearing in the feature film “EVANGELION: 3.0 + 1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME (SHIN EVANGELION)”. Later in the year, the digital single “Kimini Muchuu”, the main theme of TBS’s Friday night drama “Saiai”, was released. November 26, ranking in various streaming and digital charts around the world. Their highly anticipated 8th studio album WRONG MODE published digitally on January 19, 2022, as well as their first online concert “Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios”. The last album was released on CD February 23 and on vinyl April 27.

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